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  • Three Narratives of Slaveryby Sojourner Truth; Harriet Jacobs; Mary Prince

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Straightforward, yet often poetic accounts of the battle for freedom, three memoirs by courageous black women vividly chronicle their struggles in the bonds of slavery, their rebellion against degrading injustice, and their determination to attain racial equality. In Narrative of Sojourner Truth , one of the most important documents on slavery ever... more...

  • A Calculus of Colorby Robert Kuhn McGregor

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    In 1947, as the integration of Major League Baseball began, the once-daring American League had grown reactionary, unwilling to confront postwar challenges--population shifts, labor issues and, above all, racial integration. The league had matured in the Jim Crow era, when northern cities responded to the Great Migration by restricting black access... more...

  • No Sweetness Here and Other Storiesby Ama Ata Aidoo; Ketu H. Katrak

    The Feminist Press at CUNY 2015; US$ 14.95

    Ama Ata Aidoo is a native of Ghana, Wet Africa, where she has been Minister of Education and an activist for human rights, women's rights, and African unity. One of Africa's most distinguished writers, she is the author of fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and political and cultural commentary. more...

  • Changesby Ama Ata Aidoo; Tuzyaline Jita Allan

    The Feminist Press at CUNY 2015; US$ 15.95

    Ama Ata Aidoo is a native of Ghana, Wet Africa, where she has been Minister of Education and an activist for human rights, women's rights, and African unity. One of Africa's most distinguished writers, she is the author of fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and political and cultural commentary. more...

  • The Known Worldby Edward P. Jones

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.81

    In one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Edward P. Jones, two-time National Book Award finalist, tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in Manchester County, Virginia. Making certain he never circumvents the law, Townsend runs his affairs... more...

  • The Shirt off His Backby Parry Ebonysatin Brown

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 6.99

    After a brief relationship in college, Catherine and Terry found themselves the parents of twin baby girls; Catherine, a reluctant mother from the start, abandoned the children for a successful career overseas. With the help of family and friends, Terry has raised the twins by himself, and now, eleven years later, is about to expand his family again... more...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 11.00

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Black educator documents his struggle for freedom and self-respect and his fight to establish industrial training programs. more...

  • A Song Flung Up to Heavenby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.00

    The culmination of a unique achievement in modern American literature: the six volumes of autobiography that began more than thirty years ago with the appearance of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings . A Song Flung Up to Heaven opens as Maya Angelou returns from Africa to the United States to work with Malcolm X. But first she has to journey to... more...

  • Made in Detroitby Paul Clemens

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 15.95

    A New York Times Notable BookA powerfully candid memoir about growing up white in Detroit and the conflicted point of view it produced. Raised in Detroit during the ?70s, ?80s, and ?90s, Paul Clemens saw his family growing steadily isolated from its surroundings: white in a predominately black city, Catholic in an area where churches were closing... more...

  • Defending the Spiritby Randall Robinson

    Penguin Publishing Group 1999; US$ 16.00

    Randall Robinson's Defending The Spirit is a personal account of his rise from poverty in the segregated south to a position as one of the most distinguished and outspoken political activists of our time. In 1977, Robinson founded TransAfrica, the first organization to lobby for the interests of African and Caribbean peoples. TransAfrica was instrumental... more...